Des Moines' Walnut Street is focus of meeting
Des Moines residents will have a chance to take a look at a new design for Walnut Street through downtown.
KCCI-TV reports the city of Des Moines and Downtown Community Alliance will display the final streetscape concept for Walnut Street at a public meeting Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the main library.
The effort included a retail market analysis that found a need for 225,000 square feet of retail and restaurants in the city's downtown.
The Walnut Street plan included a review of bike lanes, traffic flow and parking. Proposals include urban gardens and art.
City officials say construction of phase 1 of the project is expected to begin in spring 2014.
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